Even if you have written many assignments before, you may still face difficulties in selecting a suitable topic for a history essay. Unless your professor offered a list to choose from, you are free to select anything you like, which is hard. It’s easy and interesting to write on a good topic, so it’s significant to think carefully what to write about.
Write down everything related to history that comes to mind. For some, it may seem haphazard but such an approach helps realize what options you have and which you prefer.
Consider what you have studied and cross out potential topics you can’t connect with the discipline. Eliminate questions you don’t like and those requiring lots of research. Be realistic and don’t take up anything you won’t be able to complete.
Don’t be afraid to ask for other people’s opinion. It’s a great idea to consult your professor if you want to narrow the topic and to make sure you can cope with it.